User:John Broughton/NIH Academy

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July 16, 2009, NIH: Wikipedia Academy Training[edit]

Teaching assistants[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation will be conducting an all-day Academy at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, on Thursday, July 16. The team that will be teaching at the Academy, a mix of paid staff and volunteers, is looking for three more volunteers to be teaching assistants, providing one-to-one assistance in workshops whenever a workshop participant has a problem following the instructional directions. (We currently have three editors signed up as teaching assistants, and are looking for a total of six.)

(Note: Changed from an earlier version.) The NIH editing workshops are scheduled for 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. Teaching assistants are asked to arrive at the meeting no later than 11:30, so that can attend the working lunch that begins at 11:45. They are welcome to come earlier and/or to stay through the final presentation, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. (The full schedule is below.) One option is to meet the Foundation team at the hotel, near NIH, in time to take the NIH-provided bus that departs at 7:50 a.m.

Lunch will be provided. The Foundation will reimburse volunteers for their cost of parking, or of public transportation.

The team is not necessarily looking for expert editors (though they are welcome), just people who can help novices who might get stuck when trying to do some basic things. If you've been an editor for at least 3 months, and have done at least 500 edits, you probably qualify.

If you're interested, please send John Broughton an email. If you might be interested, but would like further information, please post a note on his user talk page, so that he can respond there, and others can see what was asked.


9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Wilson Hall, Building 1, National Institutes of Health

John T. Burklow
Associate Director for Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL)
Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health
Charge for the Day
Marin P. Allen, Ph.D.
Deputy Associate Director (OCPL) and Director of Public Information
Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health

9:15 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Introduction to the Wikipedia Academy event series

Frank Schulenburg, Head of Public Outreach, Wikimedia Foundation

9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Wikimedia’s mission and culture

Jennifer Riggs, Chief Program Officer, Wikimedia Foundation

10:00 a.m.–10:35 a.m. Wikipedia’s Reach: A Case Study in Health Information

Tim Vickers, Ph.D.
Director of the WikiProject Molecular and Cellular Biology
Registered editor at Wikipedia since June 2006

10:35 a.m.–11:10 a.m. Presentation and Discussion

“Wikipedia:Articles, communities and why you should contribute”
William Wedemeyer, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University
Registered editor at Wikipedia since February 2007

11:10 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Presentation and Discussion

“Wikipedia's System of Quality Management”
John Broughton, author, “Wikipedia – The missing manual”
Registered editor at Wikipedia since August 2005

11:45 a.m.–12:45 pm Working Lunch and Informal Discussion (Wilson Hall, Building 1)

12:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Workshops: “Wikipedia Basics” (Moderated by Wikipedia volunteers)

Workshop A: “Novices” (Wilson Hall, Building 1)
Workshop B: “Novices” (Room 151, 1st Floor, Building 1)
Workshop C: “Intermediate to Advanced” (Room 5W25, Building 2)

2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Coffee break

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Discussion: “Directions for the Future”

All Participants

4:00 p.m. Adjourn

first-of-its-kind event.